Celebrating Everyday Heroes.

A core value at St. Supéry is sharing joy - in our homes, in our daily lives, and at those special occasions with those we hold dear. This Fall, we are sharing the stories of those bringing joy to their own communities. So many are doing good things and making their world a better place without seeking recognition.


Let's celebrate these everyday heroes.



Featured Everyday Heroes

Everyday Hero photo

Deassa Binstock, RVT

Ripple Effect Animal Project

Napa, CA

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As a registered veterinary technician, Deassa spent decades working with animal rescue organizations before co-founding the Ripple Effect Animal Project (REAP), a nonprofit, foster-based animal rescue in Napa County. Praised by colleagues in the animal rescue community, she is known for her dedication to helping people keep and care for their pets, and for working to help animals find their forever homes.

“I got into this over 20 years ago when I rescued my first pit bull,” says Deassa, adding that she’s always had a soft spot for the underdog. “For me it’s not just helping the animals that really have no other option, it’s also helping people.”

REAP launched in early 2020, just before the pandemic hit, getting the agency off to an unexpectedly busy start. Due to the risk of virus exposure, volunteers were no longer permitted to help out at local shelters—limiting the number of animals they could care for onsite. Deassa worked with several agencies to find foster placements, and has since rescued more than 200 animals.

In addition to working at Napa Humane, she also finds time to volunteer with Loving Animals Providing Smiles in Napa, the Napa Community Animal Response Team, and the Oakland-based pit bull rescue and welfare organization Bad Rap.

Wes nominated an Everyday Hero, Deassa Binstock, RVT, for #EverydayHero #InJoy @Stsupery to celebrate their volunteer contributions to and #givingback.

Celebrate and share on social media today!


St. Supéry Everyday Hero Exhibit

Curated by Virgie Giles Foundation founders Topher Delaney and Calvin Chin.


This inspirational art exhibit of philanthropy, joy and giving back highlights Bay Area Everyday Heroes and their volunteer contributions. The everyday hero portraits captured by 8 renowned photojournalists provide a glimpse into their countless acts of kindness and dedication to the community. Explore these everyday heroes for yourself by visiting the winery in Rutherford from September 2021 to March 2023.


The gallery also includes three stunning solo exhibitions of photography expanding upon the Nature of Northern California:


Coastal Access: Sightings from the Edge

Keith Blodgett, fine arts photographer presents distinctive black + white photographs of the Edge of the Pacific + surrounding communities.


Napa Wild Life

John Comisky, award-winning wildlife photographer and Napa Wildlife President, presents breathtaking color photographs of indigenous wildlife.


The Fruits of Dollarhide Ranch
Sally Seymour, fine arts photographer presents dramatic color portraits of fruits harvested from the orchards of Dollarhide Ranch.

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